I'm trying to expand my banty flock, and I've got 5 EE and 3 d'uccle eggs all ready and waiting for somebody to set on them. I've only got 2 banty hens left to set (one of my banties just hatched 6 chicks a couple days ago, so she's out of commission), and I know one of them can't possibly cover all those eggs. She's really little. Should I try to force broodiness in one of them to naturally hatch the eggs, or would I be better off to put them in a Bator? I don't have electricity, so I would have to give the eggs to a neighbor, and then when they hatch, I don't have any way to keep a heat lamp on them. My tiny banty seemed to really enjoy sitting on a golf ball, even when she didn't have an egg to lay that day. She likes to set on the eggs for little while, then hops off again. My EE banty pecks at me when she's sitting on the nest (now full of eggs), but she hops off again later as well.